At St. Joseph Housing Initiative, we know that people need safe, peaceful home environments to thrive and owning one’s home is a major step forward in the path of financial independence. Where there are stable homes, there are healthy, harmonious neighborhoods. But neighborhoods are nothing without neighbors. When we help our neighbors begin a path toward homeownership, we all benefit. When we share in the work of home-building, we share in a greater, stronger St. Louis.

SOLD! 5015 Idaho Ave. Located on a lovely and quiet block in Dutchtown South, this 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow is now the new home of a proud, first-time homeowner!


On Saturday 6/26, SJHI volunteers joined in at the Downtown Dutchtown Community Cleanup. It was a productive morning of picking up trash, mowing a vacant lot & community building with neighborhood residents and other orgs, Cure Violence & Lutheran Development Corp.  Listen to KMOX radio’s Debbie Monterrey (& frequent SJHI volunteer) talk about the cleanup!


In the News: Thanks to Missouri Metro for this piece about our community Spring Block & Alley Cleanup!


Our Homes: SOLD! Our Itaska Home is taken!  Congratulations to our new homeowner–This 2 bedroom, single family detached house is located in the heart of Dutchtown, just down the block from two of our other SJHI homeowners.

Helping Home Happen:  Learn about what we do from the people who make us who we are.  We are St. Joseph Housing Initiative.

Spring Yard Cleanup with Volunteers! : Many thanks to super SJHI volunteers, Annette, Gerry and Kloud for spending their Friday morning this March raking up piles of leaves, weeding LOTS of weeds, picking up trash from the front yard as well as the surrounding sidewalk and street.  We are grateful to our volunteers for helping us keep our homes and our community beautiful, clean and Green!

 Volunteer Fence Building, Continued! : On a sunny and crisp (COLD!) Saturday, January 23rd, dedicated volunteers, some returning, some new, joined us to complete the back portion of our fence at 5015 Idaho Ave.  We are so grateful to have friends who time and again, embody commitment to the mission of bringing quality affordable homes to first-time homeowners.

In The News: Alexis Zotos of KMOV Channel 4 features St. Joseph Housing Initiative at our Idaho House! St. Louis nonprofit works to rehab vacant homes into affordable housing for first time buyers 

In The News: Our wonderful Fence Building Volunteer Day is featured in a spotlight by Joseph Kenny in the STL Review: St. Stephen Parishioners lead housing initiative’s volunteer effort

In The News: Take a look at the progress we are making, featured here in the St. Louis Review: